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Scientific Method

science The knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate theories or laws that can be verified or tested.
empirical evidence The observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations.
experiment An organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions.
observation The process of obtaining information by using the senses.
hypothesis A testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation.
independent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that is deliberately manipulated or changed.
dependent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that changes as a result of manipulation of one or more independent variables.
constant A quantity that has a fixed value; something that does not vary.
control The system for which the expected change or outcome is well known and is measured or observed for the purpose of comparing it to a treatment group in scientific research.
data Information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculating or reasoning.
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